To the horror of the public, Black Hat hackers have set their sights in places where most people wouldn't consider hacking into; such as, prison computers that control the locking mechanisms on the inmate cells.
It's a dangerous and scary prospect that some of the most notorious hackers are setting their hearts on. The response of security technicians and government guards has been to try to increase the security on the locking mechanisms and prison computer systems; which is something that still wouldn't be 100 percent fail-safe.
Little computers are in almost everything and it's easy for people like the Black Hat hackers to congregate and decide to take down one system at a time. If this happens, thousands of prisoners could be released; overrunning the security guards while hackers overrun the security systems. It would be complete anarchy and it's unlikely that if the hackers were extremely determined that anyone would be able to stop them. Instead of resorting to the tried and true locking methods, security systems are being equipped with further advanced technology; the kind that government officials hope will fix the hacking problem permanently.
Although no one has ever published the exact code to the hackers when it comes to the prison security computers, it wouldn't be difficult to figure out if you have several hundred people working to crack it at one time. Security guards and government officials admit that if they cannot create a greater defense against the hackers, there will be huge consequences that could affect everyone living near a prison system.